In the beginning my heart was brave.
She asked “Is there anyone out there who will
love me ’til the end?”
An echo replied, “I will love you for a little while,
But I cannot promise eternity.”
Eventually, when my heart was cleaved in two.
She asked, “Will anyone love me,
when I am so broken?”
The echo replied, “Nay.”
My heart realised that first,
she must love herself.
She put out the call, one last time.
“Is there anyone who will love me,
Just as I am?”
This time, the echo,
Was an echo of her own words.
At last! My heart had found you.
And we both realised,
We had been looking
For each other all along.
By Sarah ©2017
Dedicated to my husband Darrell, on this, our fourth wedding anniversary.
Prompt: Sammi Cox, A Month Of Mini Writing Challenges, Day 16; Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix, Opposing Forces – 16 September 2017
Task: Write a poem on the theme of “echo”. Any length.